The man accused of leading police on a chase through the Bay of Plenty will remain in custody until his next court appearance.
The 31-year-old alleged offender appeared in Tauranga District Court this morning charged with driving while disqualified, dangerous driving, failing to stop and possession of a knife in a public place.
He allegedly also has two outstanding arrest warrants.
The driving charges stem from a pursuit which started in Ngongotaha at 2.40am.
Rotorua Area Commander Inspector Anaru Pewhairangi says the driver failed to stop and a pursuit was initiated through to the intersection of State Highway 29 and McLaren Falls Road.
“Road spikes were successfully deployed at the intersection and the driver eventually came to a stop.”
The accused driver is due to reappear in court tomorrow.